UPC Information

NYS WIC Approved Products List

The NYS WIC Program has created a database of Universal Product Codes (UPC) and Product Look-Up (PLU) codes for all WIC allowed products. This database is called the NYS WIC Approved Products List (APL).

NYS WIC needs vendor support to make sure the APL is complete and up-to-date. Please use the resources on this page to review the current APL and submit the UPC information for any new or missing WIC allowable products. After EBT roll out, WIC participants will not be able to purchase any products that are not included in the APL.

Guidance for Review of the APL

This guide gives detailed instructions for submitting UPC information. It also provides a quicker, easier way to review the current APL by brand.

APL and UPC Guide for New York State WIC Vendors Jan 2018

Current NYS WIC APL

The full NYS WIC APL is available below in both pdf and Excel form. Use these files to review the APL in more detail. There are also pdf files of the APL by food category. All of these files are updated weekly.

NYS WIC Full APL April 19

NYS WIC Full APL April 19( excel)

Recent Changes Apr 19

Recent Changes Apr 19 (excel)

APL by food category:

Submitting UPCs

The link below will allow vendors to provide one UPC at a time for new or missing products.

Instructions for completing the UPC collection form:

  • Provide contact information so that you can be reached for updates or further questions.
  • Select today’s date from the calendar provided.
  • Enter the 12 or 13 digit UPC number.
  • Provide the brand name and food description.
  • All submissions MUST include 2 pictures of the product – the pictures must clearly show the barcode, product name, and nutritional information including ingredients.

More detailed instructions are available in the APL and UPC Guide for New York State WIC Vendors, posted above.

NYS WIC UPC Submissions

If you are a manufacturer or need to enter UPCs in bulk, please download the Excel worksheet provided below. Once completed, email the form and 2 pictures of each product to wicfoods@health.ny.gov.

More detailed instructions are available in the APL and UPC Guide for New York State WIC Vendors, posted above.

UPC-PLU List Bulk Additions